Environmental action groups

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A case study of Ecology Action Centre

File consists of a photocopy of a case study written and researched by Lesley Choyce with comments by Brian Gifford from 1981. The case study includes an overview of the history of the Ecology Action Centre, its organizational structure, financial operations, the future plans.

Choyce, Lesley

Aboard the Good Ship Ark : Sailing the rough seas of politics, weather and an expectant society : [clipping]

Item consists of a clipping from a 1977 issue of Harrowsmith, written by David Lees (with photographs by George Thomas), titled "Aboard the Good Ship Ark : Sailing the rough seas of politics, weather and an expectant society", providing an update on life in the Ark project, Spry Point, Prince Edward Island

Appointments and awards

Series contains records related to Freedman's reception of appointments and awards based on his research and academic achievement. Material includes appointments from Dalhousie University and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Beached! An Ark Hits Sinking Sand : [clipping]

Item consists of a facsimile clipping from the August 2, 1981 Toronto Star, titled "Beached! An Ark hits sinking sand", written by David Miller, about the closing of the New Alchemy Institute Ark in Spry Point, Prince Edward Island.

Ecology Action Centre fonds

  • MS-11-13
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2012, predominant 1972-1998
Fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Ecology Action Centre, both internal and outreach activities, and include correspondence, annual reports, administrative records, committee files, subject files, and an extensive library of audiovisual materials on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.

Ecology Action Centre

Ecology Action Centre pamphlets

File consists of 3 pamphlets created by the Ecology Action Centre: "Why Wilderness?" by the Wilderness Committee; "The Ecology Action Centre"; and "12 easy steps to get your lawn off drugs."

Ecology Action Centre press statements

File consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings that feature the Ecology Action Centre or for which EAC provided information. File also includes a copy of their stance on environmental election issues relating to environmental protection and non-refillable beverage containers from the 1974 Nova Scotia provincial election.

Management of solar greenhouses : [manuscript]

Item consists of an offprint of the paper "Management of solar greenhouses", written by Linda Gilkeson of the Ark Project, originally published in "Solar Energy: Bringing it down to Earth: The Proceedings of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc., 1979 National Conference".

Abstract: "The positive and negative effects on plant growth of environmental conditions in the Ark solar greenhouse have been monitored. The lower light levels, wide temperature fluctuations, low winter temperatures, high relative humidity and possibly low COz levels compared to conventional greenhouses have been problems that have been solved to varying degrees. Plant variety selection, revised bench design and the addition of a heat exchanger are used together to provide optimum conditions within the solar design."

Notes from a conference of the Nature Conservancy of Canada

File contains notes taken by Bill Freedman during paper presentations at a late-2000s meeting of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Notes relate to papers presented by Judy Loo, Allan White, Graham Forbes, Sean Basquill, [E.] Ponomarenko, M Aubé, D rossland, C Bourque, John Sweeney, Matthew Betts, and Bob Seymour.

Prince Edward Island Ark

File contains manuscripts, reports, and clippings collected by the Ecology Action Centre, related to the Solsearch Architects the New Alchemy Institute Ark project, constructed and operated in the late 1970s in Spry Point, Prince Edward Island, testing organic agricultural and environmental monitoring techniques.

Sandy Lake Action Group fonds

  • MS-11-14
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1982
Fonds contains records from the Sandy Lake Action Group, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Sandy Lake Action Group

Societies and organizations

Series contains documents related to Freedman’s involvement with organizations outside of his employment. The organizations represented in the series are the National Conservancy of Canada, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the Centre for International Security and Cooperation and others. Documents include meeting minutes, agenda items, correspondence, and other reference material.

Solar greenhouse aquaculture : [manuscript]

Item consists of an offprint of the paper "Solar greenhouse aquaculture", written by W. van Toever of the Ark Project, originally published in "Solar Energy: Bringing it down to Earth: The Proceedings of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc., 1979 National Conference".

Abstract: "Rainbow and Speckled Trout have been successfully hatched and reared in a recirculating aquaculture system. The system is integrated into the Ark greenhouse providing thermal mass for temperature regulation and supplying nutrient-rich water for plants. The system incorporates bacterial, algal and hydroponic water filtration. Various vegetable crops have been raised in the hydroponic troughs. A scaled-down system suitable for domestic solar greenhouse application is also under development."

Solar heating at the P.E.I. Ark : [manuscript]

Item consists of an offprint of the paper "Solar heating at the P.E.I. Ark", written by Kenneth MacKay, Director of the Ark Project, originally published in "Solar Energy: Bringing it down to Earth: The Proceedings of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc., 1979 National Conference".

Abstract: "Both active and passive solar heating systems are employed at the P. E. I. Ark. An active drain-down system, which stores heat in water located in 70,000 litre concrete tanks, supplies heat to the living area. Domestic hot water is heated by a thermosiphon drain-down solar system coupled to a wood cookstove. Environmental design of the Ark allows for maximum use of passive solar energy. The passive system supplies the majority of the heating load on sunny days, while wood stoves supply the back-up heat. The performance of the active system has required high maintenance because of problems in the mechanical and electrical systems. This, coupled with the high initial cost, has not made the system cost effective. The 178m2 commercial greenhouse uses a hybrid system with both active and passive systems. The active system employs a fan to draw air through rock storage. The passive system employs the high thermal mass of the deep soil beds, a concrete slab, and most importantly, 53,200 litres of water in translucent tanks. These tanks are then used for fish rearing and are the basis for a solar hatchery. The greenhouse has performed very well, producing crops year round since 1976."

Space Age Ark, Brand New Home : [clipping]

Item consists of a clipping from the November 1977 issue of Chatelaine, titled "Space Age Ark, Brave New Home", written by Constance Mundell, about a visit to the Ark project in Spry Bay, Prince Edward Island.

The Institute of Man and Resources Report, [Fall 1978]

Item consists of Volume 2, Issue 1 of "The Institute of Man and Resources Report" (presumably the Fall 1978 issue), largely dealing with activities in the Ark project at Spry Point, Prince Edward Island. Articles include: Andrew Wells's "Institutional Factors of Renewable Energy", Eric MacEwen's "The Ark Project: An Experiment in Alternatives", Harvey Sawler's "Contractor Advocates Heating System Efficiency", and "Solar Energy Heats Charlottetown Apartment Building".

The Institute of Man and Resources Report, Spring 1978

Item consists of the Spring 1978 issue of "The Institute of Man and Resources Report", largely dealing with activities in the Ark project at Spry Point, Prince Edward Island. Includes articles on wood chip harvesting in P.E.I., and solar energy production.